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SAm-1 (South America-1) is an optical submarine communications cable. It started operations in 2000, connecting the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Guatemala. In 2007, SAm-1 was extended to reach Ecuador and Colombia.

It has landing points in:

When approved in 2000, SAm-1 was to consist of four fiber pairs initially operating at 40 Gbit/s in a self-healing ring configuration, expandable to 48 channels at 10 Gbit/s each, for a total design capacity of 480 Gbit/s, and with multiple upgrade capability using dense wave division multiplexing up to 1.92 terabits per second.[1][2]